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Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:01 am

Dining out

VIC VERGATA MEMORIAL SPAGHETTI DINNER, 1 to 6 p.m. March 10, Absecon Lions Club, John D. Young Memorial Blind Center, 100 Crestview Ave., Absecon, $9 adults, $4 children, takeouts available. 609-407-9895.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER 4 to 7 p.m. March 16, Cardiff Memorial VFW Post 8098. Tickets $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Call 609-645-1395 for reservations. Take outs available.

SPAGHETTI DINNER by The Mainland Choral Society, 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 23, Christ Church, Shore Road and Meyran Avenue, Somers Point. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children, can be purchased at the door. Take-outs are also available. For more information, call 609-927-0688.

Education

RUTGERS ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS TRAINING PROGRAM, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through the end of May, at ACUA building, Egg Harbor Township, speakers address different environmental topics/issues each week. Cost $250. Information: envirostewards.rutgers.edu or call 609-272-6934.

BELIEFS, BRAIN SCIENCE AND NEUROTHEOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 10:30 a.m. to noon March 5, Stockton College Campus Center Theatre, Pomona. Registration is not necessary, and the seminar is free of charge. Call Lisa Cox at 609-652-4310 or Lisa.Cox@stockton.edu.

COMPUTER TRAINING PROGRAMS AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY: Computer and Internet Fundamentals, 10 a.m. March 5; Job Applications and Resumes, 4:30 p.m. March 25; Fundamentos de Computacion, 10 a.m. April 6; Introduction to Word, 10 a.m. April 16. 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Registration required, call 609-345-2269, ext. 3066, for more information.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS, 2 p.m. March 15, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

CHABAD AT THE SHORE CLASSES: all from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood. Lessons free, textbooks for $55 donation. Call 609-822-8500 to register or see chabadac.com. Why We Sleep, March 1; Making A Difference, March 8; The Freedom Ride, March 15.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS: Novel Talks, 6:30 p.m. March 21; Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352 for the books to be discussed.

INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SKILLS WORKSHOP: Introduction to Computers, 10 a.m. March 7 and 21; Introduction to Email, 12:30 p.m. March 7 and 21; Introduction to the Internet, 11:15 a.m. March 7 and 21; Resume Seminar, 5:30 p.m. March 11; Computers for Seniors, 10:30 a.m. March 12; Introduction to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m. March 14 and 28; Introduction to Microsoft Power Point, 11:15 a.m. March 14 and 28; Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 12:30 p.m. March 14 and 28; Computing Basics for Business, 1:30 p.m. March 2. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352. Registration required.

COOKING WITH CHEF RAY through March 20, Egg Harbor Township Community Center, English Creek Avenue. Call the Recreation Department at 609-272-8120.

BOOK TALK WITH PAUL D'AMBROSIO 1 p.m. March 23, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. The event is open to teens and adults, and registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

SENIOR COMPUTER HELP BY APPOINTMENT, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays to March 28, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609- 823-4614.

AZAREL COMPUTER INSTITUTE, free computer classes, 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 3, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church 1709 Arctic Ave. Atlantic City. Registration, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 1. Call 609-345-0718.

BRIGANTINE CER PROGRAMS: Adult Education Classes, for complete schedule call 609-264-7350; Adult Coed Volleyball, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, North Middle School, Brigantine; Adult Fitness Classes includes Tai Chi, Pilates, Spin and more, for a schedule call 609-264-7350; Zumba Classes, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Brigantine Beach Community Center, cost $100; Cultural Arts Classes; Senior Classes includes basic computer, senior yoga and more. To register or for more information on any program call 609-264-7350.

ONGOING EVENTS START HERE

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES by Brigantine CER, Ballroom Dancing, Intro to Piano, Digital Photography, Dog Obedience, Decorative Crafts, Bridge, Ukulele, Jewelry Making and CPR. For a complete schedule, call 609-266-3323.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Saturdays at Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, call 609-641-0444; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturdays at Action Auto Body, 14 12th St., Hammonton, call 609-561-0736. For more information, call the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office at 609-909-7200.

EXHIBIT FEATURING ARTIFACTS FROM THE LIFE OF A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. Directions online at stockton.edu.

FRIENDS OF ENCORE LEARNING, formerly Brandeis University Women’s Committee, offers study groups with professional leaders. Call 609-348-3401 or 609-822-9595.

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS at Congregation Beth Israel Nursery School in Northfield, children learn alphabet letters based on shape and length of lines. For more information, call 609-641-3600 or see bethisraelnorthfield.org.

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START early childhood development program by Atlantic Human Resources Inc., recruiting preschoolers for 2011-12. No cost to families who qualify. Head Start has centers throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties. Call 609-348-4166 (Atlantic County) or 609-861-2804 (Cape May County).

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Call 609-823-4614.

MAJHONG CLASSES, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $75 members, $100 nonmembers. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 138, email JCutler@jccatlantic.org or see jccatlantic.org.

OLDER ADULTS SPECIAL INTEREST SERIES 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269 for topic of week.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TUTORING, by appointment only, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

SCHOLARSHIPS offered by the Atlantic County Bar Association for Atlantic County law students attending any accredited law school. For more information, see atcobar.org or call the Bar Association Office at 609-345-3444.

SWIM LESSONS, for adults and children in group or individual sessions, Tilton Fitness, Galloway Township. All swim instructors are Red Cross certified. Lessons are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers, and are available to Tilton Fitness members and non-members. To register, or for more information, contact Katrina Abbott, certified trainer/swim instructor, at 609-385-8904.

VETERANS BENEFIT INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m first Wednesdays at Ruby Tuesday entrance, Hamilton Mall, Hamilton Township. Call 609-407-1332.

WOMENSOURCE TRAINING, various topics at the Women’s Center, 1201 New Road, Suite 240, Linwood. Call 609-601-9925, ext. 207, or see acwc.org.

Etc.

BLOOD DRIVES: noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic County Community Donor Center, Pleasantville Donor Center, 850 N. Franklin Blvd., Pleasantville. Call 800-RED-CROSS.

VENDORS SOUGHT FOR GREATER EGG HARBOR CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF THE TOWN 4 to 8 p.m. April 28, Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City. Local gourmet processed foods, kitchen and cooking and cooking related product vendors invited, fee is a donation of a gift basket. Call Nanette LoBiondo Galloway at 609-965-5681 or email nlo@nlocommunications.com.

BASEBALL COACHES WANTED FOR THE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF ATLANTIC CITY coaches must be at least 25 years old and have some knowledge of baseball. Participant ages range from 8 to 12 years. Call Michael Bailey at Atlantic City PAL at 609-347-5478.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ELKS LODGE will hold a Caribbearn Night in April and needs donations. The proceeds from this event goes to help sponsor needy children and veterans. Call Lisa at 609-780-3058.

YOGA AND MEDITATION PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY, 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 9 and 23, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Registration requested. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

CUENTOS FUNTASTICOS/FUNTASTIC STORIES CLUB 4:30 p.m. March 25, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

GATHERING WOOL, 10 a.m. Tuesdays through March 26, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

ATLANTIC COUNTY PARK ESTELL MANOR PROGRAMS: Orienteering, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2; Little Learners Craft Class, ages 3 to 5, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. March 25; History Hike, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 17. Free but register in advance, call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash Avenue, Linwood. Call 609-927-0569.

AUTHOR REBECCA STONELAKE 1 p.m. March 2, Northfield Library, 241 W. Mill Road, Northfield. Register by calling 609-646-4476.

ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY OASIS PROGRAMS: Arts and Craafts, 10:30 a.m. March 4; Senior Wellness, 10:30 a.m. March 11; Arts and Crafts, 10:30 a.m. March 18; Yoga Chi, 10:30 a.m. March 25; Arts and Crafts, 10:30 a.m. April 1; Atlantic City: A Great History, 10:30 a.m. April 8; Arts and Crafts, 10:30 a.m. April 15; Zumba, 10:30 a.m. April 22; Technology: Tweeting, Poking and Pinning, 10:30 a.m. April 29. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3119.

HOPE AND HEALING AFTER SANDY SUPPORT GROUPS 6 to 8 p.m. March 5, Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, call 609-652-3800, ext. 308; 10 a.m. to noon March 9, Brigantine Community Center, call 609-652-3800, ext. 308 for more information.

BOOK CLUB MEETINGS: ‘Garden of Beasts,’ 6:30 p.m. March 7. Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

AUTHOR OF NUCKY JOHNSON BOOK 11 a.m. March 9, Atlantic City Library, One North Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information.

AGAPE MINISTRIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE 8:30 a.m .to 4 p.m. March 9, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex, Atlantic City. Call 609-646-6587 or 609-383-0084. Must register by March 2. Cost is free.

KNIT-A-THON 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9, Ventnor Library and Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, bring yarn, needles and lunch, finished items donated to those in need. Call Liz Slater 609-487-8036.

LINES ON THE PINES 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10, Kerri Brooke Caterers, 755 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton. This book signing, history, arts and craft show highlighting the New Jersey Pine Barrens is free and open to the public. See linesontpines.org for more information or email linesonthepines@comcast.net for updates.

WILDLIFE PARADISE IN ATLANTIC COUNTY 7 p.m . March 12, Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Registration requested, call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

HAMMONTON CANOE CLUB PROGRAMS: Atlanticare Lecture, 10:30 a.m. March 15, followed by a luncheon for $3; Free lecture ‘Reverse Mortgages,’ 10 a.m. March 21, luncheon at noon for $3; Bingo Day, 1 p.m. March 26, includes free lunch, bingo cards $1. All events must have prior registration, either in person at the Canoe Club, or by phone at 856-322-7082. The club is located in Hammonton Lake Park at Egg Harbor Road and Park Avenue.

ENCOURAGE THE DISCOURAGED CONFERENCE 7 p.m. March 13 to 15, Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway. Nursery available. See mainlandbc.com or call 609-652-0372.

SPRING FLEA MARKET AND GARAGE SALE 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16, Northfield Community School. Table reservations are now being accepted. Call 609-646-1092 for reservations or more information. All proceeds benefit Northfield’s Museum in Birch Grove Park. To donate items for our sale table, call 609-646-1092.

TOWNSHIP OF HAMILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANTIQUE APPRAISAL NIGHT 6 to 8 p.m. March 20, Mays Landing Presbyterian Church Annex, 111 Route 50, Mays Landing. The cost of appraisal is $5 for one item and $3 for each additional item. Call Cheryl at 609-625-1598.

RAISING MR. FRYE, 3 p.m. March 23, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

COACH BINGO 7 p.m. March 23, St. Vincent de Paul Regional School, St. Gianna Beretta Molla’s Parish Hall, Mays Landing. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $25, must be age 21 and older to attend. Call Cathy Forntna at 609-625-1565.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP YOUTH ORGANIZATION CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION for children presently in first to seventh grades, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20, 25 and April 16, Veterans Memorial Field House, Egg Harbor Township. Registration fee $10. Must show proof of residency and birth certificate. Email Denise at ehttony@aol.com.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP, 6 p.m. Tuesdays through March 26, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

PENNY ANGELS BEAGLE RESCUE FUNDRAISERS Craft Fair, Yard Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7, 921 W. Moss Mill Road, Galloway, rain or shine; Spring Fundraiser, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 14, JD’s Pub and Grill, Smithville Town Center, Route 9 and Smithville Boulevard, Galloway, adults $15, children 6 to 10, $8, younger than 6 free. Includes food, beverages, desserts, music, slide show, 50/50, bucket auction, call Joan or Ken Kerr at 609-965-9476 for more information or email beagleer534@comcast.net.

CARIBBEAN NIGHT 7 to 11 p.m. April 20, Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge, 1815 Mays Llanding and Somers Point Road, Egg Harbor Township. Donation $20 includes food, fun and entertainment by the "Mighty Parrot Band." For more information or to purchase tickets, call the lodge at 609-927-0295.

GIANT YARD SALE, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, Cologne Fire Hall, Cologne Avenue. Spaces available. Call Elaine at 609-965-0419.

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

DISCOUNT SKI TICKETS AVAILABLE Blue Mountain, Camelback, Jack Frost / Big Boulder, Mountain Creek, Adventure Aquarium and Sahara Sam’s Water Park. Call the Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department at 609-272-8120 for details and availability or see ehtgov.org.

FOOD PANTRY, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays, St. Andrew By The Sea Church, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-7333.

PLAYERS WANTED FOR THE 2013 10U SOUTH JERSEY SAND SHARKS BASEBALL TEAM, email coach Jim for more information at sjsandsharks@gmail.com.

ONGOING EVENTS START HERE

BEACON’S HOPE CHEST for those in need of food or clothing assistance, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Beacon Evangelical Free Church, 420 S. Sixth Ave., Galloway Township. Call 609-748-0001.

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS DROP-OFF at First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing, 6011 Main St. Call 609-625-9446 or 609-625-7265.

CLOTHES CLOSET OUTREACH MINISTRY 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at Faith Baptist Church, 815 Tilton Road, Pleasantville. Call 609-646-1881.

CLOTHING DONATIONS in good condition needed by United Methodist Church of Somers Point, Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, Somers Point. Clothing may be dropped off at church any morning during the week. Call 609-927-2075 with questions.

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at New Hope Community Center, 301 N. Woodland Ave., Pleasantville. Proof of income required. Must have proper ID. For information, call 609-287-4649 or 609-484-3413.

FOOD, CLOTHING GIVEAWAY third Sundays at Proclaiming His Word Church, 101 N. First St., Pleasantville. Call 609-407-1750.

FOOD PANTRY, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays, St. Andrew by the Sea Church, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-7333.

FOOD PANTRY 1 to 3 p.m. third Thursday of each month at Union Baptist Temple Church, 335 N. Pennsylvania Ave., use Drexel Avenue entrance, Atlantic City. Call 609-345-4314.

FOOD PANTRY 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Wednesdays at Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 525 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-344-1751.

FOOD PANTRY 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays at Masjid Muhammad Inc., 300 Albany Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-347-0788.

FOOD PANTRY noon to 3 p.m. second Thursdays and 3 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays at St. James AME Church, 101 N. New York Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-0179.

FOR SENIORS ONLY, by Brigantine CER, Basic and Intermediate computers, Senior Lite, Yoga, Zumba Toning and Basic Zumba. For a schedule call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

FREE GARDASIL, MENINGOCOCCAL, TDAP, PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATIONS from Atlantic County Division of Public Health in Northfield and Hammonton. Call 609-645-5933 to schedule an appointment.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Mainland Lions. Call 609-652-5115 or 609-641-5988.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Somers Point Jazz Society. Call 609-927-6677.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by American Business Women’s Association. Call 609-317-5101 or email peh53@comcast.net.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Gilda’s Club, 700 New Road, Linwood. Call 609-926-2699.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE for Downbeach Film Society, 405 Berkshire Dr., Margate. Call 609-823-9159.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by American Legion Post 352 Ladies Auxiliary, Somers Point. Call 609-927-7145.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE by Friends of Encore Learning of Stockton. Call 609-822-9595.

SEASHORE HEALING ARTS CENTER PROGRAMS: Ego Free Flow Yoga, 6 p.m. Mondays, Kripalu Yoga, 6 p.m. Thursdays and Yin Yoga, 6 p.m. Thursdays, suggested donation $5; Vipassana Meditation, 5 p.m. Thursdays, suggested donation $5. Center, 501 New Road, Groveland Center, Somers Point. Call 609-601-9272.

VETERANS ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEERS WANTED to offer assistance to veterans. Contact Lou Green, 609-407-1332.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED as companions for elders with Alzheimer’s or related dementias by Project SAVE with Family Service Association, 609-569-0239, ext.1148.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to staff CONTACT Cape-Atlantic’s reassurance program that provides daily telephone calls to the elderly and disabled. Call Ann P. Magee at 609-823-1850 or see contactcapeatlantic.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a variety of opportunities by Family Service Association, 609-569-0239.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by South Jersey AIDS Alliance for its syringe exchange program at its Oasis site, 32 S. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-347-1085.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Meadowview Nursing Home snack and gift shop, 225 Dolphin Ave., Northfield. Open seven days, two shifts available: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. For more information, call Joe Martin at 609-822-5857.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED by Environmental Educational Committee of the Friends of Forsythe, Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-1535.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT, for Atlantic Adult Day Healthcare in Northfield to help seniors and disabled in crafts, men’s group and Spanish group. Open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Call Beth or Diane at 609-383-3313.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Atlantic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to organize and run fundraising activities. Call 609-927-9059.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by T. Byrd Leadership Academy and Tri-County Score, Pleasantville. Call 609-484-9356.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Heartland Hospice, Northfield. Training provided. Call 609-641-4675.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by Mainland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 930 Church St., Pleasantville. Call 609-646-6900, ext. 137.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED by the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families for Northfield Thrift Shop. Call 609-484-1133.

For fun

MOVIE AND PIZZA 6 p.m. March 18, Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, 801 Shore Road. Call 609-927-7113.

BALLROOM DANCING on the Seashore Gardens Boardwalk, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-3269.

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING, Wednesday Night Dance Group Class by Gene and Connie, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Christ Church Parish Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. For more information, call Gene Hildner, 609-344-5366.

BRIDGE 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave. Call 609-601-9109 or 609-927-6501.

CARDIO DANCE-LINE DANCE 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Ventnor Educational Community Complex, Lafayette Avenue, gymnasium entrance. Call 609-823-7950.

CEILI 8 p.m. last Saturdays of month except July and August at American Legion Hall, First and Pennsylvania avenues, Somers Point. Call 609-823-3757 or 609-398-8636.

JERSEY SHORE BALLROOM DANCE CLUB dances with instruction, 7 to 10 p.m. selected Saturdays at Christ Church Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point. Call Sharon at 609-926-1654.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Fridays, Greenlight Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, Galloway Township, entertainment, free light refreshments, free wifi access, to perform contact Steve Fiedler at 609-464-0413. For directions see uucsjs.org.

PINOCHLE GAMES 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Senior Center, Ambler Avenue, Somers Point. Call 609-927-8641.

VIPASSANA (MINDFULNESS) MEDITATION, 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at Seashore Healing Arts Center, 501 New Road, Groveland Center, Somers Point. Call 609-601-9272. No preregistration is required. Cost is a donation request only.

For youth

SCIENCE PROGRAMS grades K to two, Saturdays, Egg Harbor Township Community Center. For more information and to register call 609-272-8120 or see ehtgov.org/recreation.

ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY TEEN PROGRAMS Brand Yourself, 3:30 p.m. March 1; Free Stuff and Film Techniques, 2 p.m. March 9; Open Lab Time, 3 p.m. March 13 to 15; ‘Our AC’ Video Competition: Community Screening, 6 p.m. March 18; Teen Advisory Group Meeting, 2 p.m. March 23; Ultimate Library Scavenger Hunt, 3 p.m. March 23; Grand Relaunch of Teen Coffeehouse Nights,6 p.m. April 2; Teen Community Garden, 3 p.m. April 12; Teen Advisory Group Meeting, 2 p.m. April 20; Ginormous Scrap Collage and Other Recycled Adventures, 3 p.m. April 20; A Tree Grows in the Library, 2:30 p.m. April 26. 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP EAGLES U11 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAM TRYOUTS 4 to 6 p.m. March 2, Oceanview Sports Training Complex. The team is looking to add one player, preferably with catching experience, to its roster. Player must be an Egg Harbor Township resident and can't turn 12 before May 1. All inquiries should be directed to travel@ehtbaseball.com.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 16, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

LEGO CLUB: THE LITERACY CHALLENGE, ages 8 and older, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 16, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor , 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609823-4614.

BOOK ADVENTURES: SCHOOL KIDS AND BOOKS, ages 6 to 12, 4:30 p.m. March 19, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Registration required; call 609-652-2352.

RU THE NEXT JACKSON POLLOCK ages 13 to 18, 7 p.m. March 20, Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School, Weymouth-Malaga Road. Registration is required either online beginning March 1 or by calling 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY: Story Time, ages 3 to 6, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 19 and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, through March 22; Play Date, ages 6 to 36 months, 10 a.m. Thursdays, through March 21. Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing, 40 Farragut Ave. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

STORYTIMES WITH PENWORTHY, ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m. March 7 and 21, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

THURSDAY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: SESSION 2, ages 3½ to 5, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, through March 21, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSIONS 6:30 p.m. March 18, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Toddler Playdate, 1 p.m. March 4; Lego Club, ages 5 and older, 4:30 p.m. March 12; Afternoon Craft programs, ages 6 to 12, 1:30 p.m. March 16; Wednesday Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. March 13 and 27. Registration required for all programs and begins two weeks before first session. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

TEEN MEET PROGRAMS, ages 13 to 18, 6 p.m. March 6, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

YOUNG ADULT GROUP, ages 12 and older, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Registration required, call 609-561-2264.

SECOND SATURDAY CRAFT SERIES, age 3½, 1:30 p.m. March 9, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Call 609-561-2264.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAFT ages 5 to 12, 6:30 p.m. March 11, Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 609-641-1778.

STORYTIME PROGRAMS IN EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP: Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through March 12; Bedtime Storytime, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 13; Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609- 927-8664.

LIBRARY BRANCH CELEBRATES TEEN TECH WEEK ages 13 to 18, 6 p.m. March 13, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CRAFT, ages 7 and older, 3:30 p.m. March 13, Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Registration requested. Call 609-823-4614.

LEPRECHAUN CRAFT ages 5 and older, 6:30 p.m. March 13, Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Registration required. Call 609-561-2264.

VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR PROGRAM ages 3 to 8, 6 p.m. March 13, Buena Community Reading Center, Buena Regional High School. Registration is requested either at atlanticlibrary.org or by calling 609-625-2776, ext. 6338.

TEEN MEET, ages 13 to 18, 6 p.m. March 14, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Call 609-927-8664.

PETER AND THE WOLF, children’s performance, Atlantic City Ballet, 2 p.m. March 16, Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $12 adult, children $10. 609-804-1995 or acballet.org

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 23, Atlantic City Aquarium. Festivities pancake breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. Cost $17.95 adults, $14.95 children ages 2 to 12. Advanced reservations and a non-refundable 50 percent deposit are required due to the limited space. RSVP to michelle@acaquarium.com or call in your reservation to 609-348-2880, ext. 25, by March 15.

SPRING CRAFT agse 5 to 12, 11 a.m. March 23, Atlantic County Library System/Egg Harbor Township, 1 Swift Ave. Registration is required and begins on March 2. Call 609-927-8664.

STORYTIME PROGRAMS: Toddler Storytime, ages 2½ to 3½, 10 a.m. Tuesdays through March 26; Preschool Storytime, ages 3½-5, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays o March 28. Registration required. Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton, 451 Egg Harbor Road. Call 609-561-2264.

READ PROGRAM WITH WILLOW, ages 4 to 8, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Registration required, call 609-652-2352.

LIBRARY EVENTS: Playtime at the Library, ages 6 to 24 months, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays to March 28; Tuesday Afternoon at the Library, ages 24 to 48 months, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays to March 26; Atlantic County Library System/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call 609-823-4614.

STORYHOUR, ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 30, Atlantic County Library System/Somers Point, 801 Shore Road. Call 609-927-7113.

CAREERS IN AVIATION SUMMER ACADEMY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15-19, FAA William J. Hughes Tech Center, AC International Airport, Egg Harbor Township, $300. 856-582-7000. For registration and scholarship information, see eirc.org/g&t.

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CHESS FOR KIDS, ages 6 to 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brigantine North School. Eight sessions for $35. Call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL EXTENDED HOURS ‘Before care’ 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and ‘after care’ 3 to 5 p.m. each day, except Fridays, which end at 4:30 p.m. in honor of Shabbat. Congregation Beth Israel is located at 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. For more information, call 609-641-3600.

NEPTUNE’S GUARD DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Ave., Third Floor, Atlantic City. Call 609-345-6876.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS, grades five to eight, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Brigantine North School. Eight sessions for $60. Call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City. Call 609-348-2880 or see acaquarium.com.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City. Call 609-804-1063.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Fundraisers

SMITHVILLE SCHOOL FSA BEEF AND BEER, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 1, Oyster Creek Inn, 41 N. Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point. Tickets $20 in advance. Email smithvillefsa2012@hotmail.com for more details and where to purchase tickets.

ABSEGAMI MEDIA BOOSTER CLUB BEEF AND BEER 6 to 9 p.m. March 2, Rusty Barrel, St. Louis Avenue, Egg Harbor City. Tickets $20 for those 21 and older and $13 for those younger than 21. For information and tickets, email Karen McCormick tomkar10@comcast.net.

EVENING OF INSPIRATION, 6 to 11 p.m. March 2, May’s Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing. Tickets $75, includes buffet dinner. Proceeds will also be used to help make hospital stays for children more comfortable and to fund research. For tickets, see everythingsokaybook.com. For more information, email Corey Blake at corey@roundtablecompanies.com, or call 224-475-0392.

SOMERS POINT FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION DINNER DANCE AND SILENT AUCTION 6 to 11 p.m. March 9, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. This year’s theme is ‘80s Prom.’ Tickets $75. For tickets or more information, contact the Office of Community Education and Recreation at 609-927-2053, ext. 3102, or email sperkins@somersptschools.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RUN 10-mile and 5K, 10 a.m. March 16, Bloom Pavilion, 101 S. Huntington Ave, Margate. Cost $25 before March 10 and $30 after; students $20 before March 10 and $25 after. Register online thedonnyfund.org or active.com. All proceeds benefit: The Donny Fund and SJ Field of Dreams. Call 609-641-8666 or email DRJGfromAC@aol.com.

CRAFT FAIR/YARD SALE, benefits Penny Angel Beagle Rescue, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7, 821 West Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, rain or shine.

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AUXILIARY OF SHORE MEDICAL CENTER shops at: Marmora South Shore Plaza, 232 South Shore Road, Marmora, call 609-390-0913; Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9, Somers Point, call 609-653-8374. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s pledge to Shore Tomorrow, an expansion project of Shore Medical Center. For information, to donate or to volunteer, call any of the three shops.

DONATIONS OF GENTLY USED CLOTHING WELCOME for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. All sizes, infants to adults and shoes accepted, bright green box located at William Davies Middle School, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing. To schedule a free home pickup, call 877-336-8828.

Golf events

Groups

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB OF SOMERS POINT 7 p.m. March 5, Senior Center, Ambler Road, Somers Point.

UNITED REPUBLICAN CLUB OF EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP 7 p.m. March 7, Clarion Hotel, 6821 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. See ehtgop.org or email Tom Prendergast at tapsurvey1@comcast.net.

SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK OF SOUTH JERSEY OFFICER INSTALLATION AND MAN OF THE YEAR DINNER 6:30 p.m. March 8, Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point. Cost $80 per person; tables of 10 $800. Ad book opportunities available. For more information, tickets or to place an ad call Patty Ferry at 609-289-1529 or email friendlysons35@gmail.com.

ABSECON LIONS CLUB VIC VERGATA DINNER 1 to 6 p.m. March 10, John D. Young Memorial Blind Center, Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue, Absecon. Adults $9, children $4. Takeouts are available, bring your own containers. Call 609-407-9895.

MULLICA WOODS SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB, 7 p.m. March 28, 1201 Heidelberg Ave., Mullica Township, guest speaker from Manufactured Homeowners Association of New Jersey. 609-412-0186 or visit hoanj.org

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101 WOMEN PLUS 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex, 1700 Marmora Ave. Atlantic City. Call 609-645-7196 for information.

ABSECON DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at the American Legion Hall on New Jersey Avenue, Absecon. All are welcome to attend.

ABSECON LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Smithville Inn, Galloway Township, and 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at John D. Young Blind Center, Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue, Absecon. Call 609-646-6848.

ABSECON WOMAN’S CLUB, 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays at members’ homes. Club goals are to support charitable and educational community projects. The club is starting a two-year state project supporting Family Promise. For membership information call 609-645-1739 or email wc_absnj@yahoo.com.

ACHS CLASS OF ’59 BREAKFAST GROUP 8:30 a.m. second Tuesdays at Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township.

AL-ANON, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Ventnor Public Library, second floor, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP, 1 p.m. third Thursdays, Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Call Stacy DiFilippo at 609-748-9900.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, ATLANTIC COUNTY BRANCH, meets on the third Monday at various locations. Prospective members and visitors are welcome. For information call 609-398-6367 or 609-965-4360.

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ATLANTIC CITY CHARTER CHAPTER holds its dinner meetings at East Bay Crab and Grill in Egg Harbor Township on the first Monday of each month. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For information and reservations, call 609-965-2622.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT 254 1 p.m. second Mondays. Call 609-909-1518 for location.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT 352 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, First and Pennsylvania avenues, Somers Point.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 7 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Health Center at Galloway, 66 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-9100, ext. 105.

ATLANTIC AUDUBON SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, except November and December, at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-1470.

ATLANTIC, CAPE MAY COUNTY COIN CLUB 7 p.m. first Wednesdays at Linwood Library, 301 Davis Ave. Call 609-398-4486.

ATLANTIC CITY ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, 7:30 p.m. second Fridays, Richard Stockton College, West Quad Building, Pomona. Call Joey Gaynor at 609-289-2946.

ATLANTIC CITY ARTS COMMISSION 5:30 p.m. third Mondays at Carnegie Library Center, 18 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB, 7 p.m., third Thursdays at Chelsea Pub and Inn, 8 S. Morris Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-4700 or chelseapubandinn.com.

ATLANTIC COUNTY POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP, third Wednesday of each month, Ye Old Mill Street Pub, Main Street, Mays Landing. For information or directions, call Marge Disbrow 609-909-1518.

ATLANTIC COUNTY RETIRED POLICE, FIREMEN ASSOCIATION second Thursdays at PBA Headquarters, 520 N. Annapolis Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-266-7647 for time. No August meeting.

ATLANTIC COUNTY SKYBLAZERS 7 p.m. first Wednesdays Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-625-3472.

ATLANTIC COUNTY WOMEN’S CENTER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY 6 p.m. second Wednesdays at Cornerstone Commerce Center, 1201 New Road, Linwood. Call 609-601-9925, ext. 238.

BARGAINTOWN AARP 1 p.m. second Fridays at Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-927-2675 for program details. No meetings in July, August.

BEACH BUM BOOK CLUB various dates, locations. See beachbumbookclub.com.

BOARDWALK TOASTMASTERS, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday at Atlantic County Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. Contact Rich Catando at rfcatando@aol.com or 609-296-7048, or see boardwalktoastmasters.org.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 177, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Scullville Fire House, 1708 Somers Point Road, Egg Harbor Township. Open registration; Webelo scouts are welcome to come and visit. Call 609-287-9149 or email 177scouting@comcast.net.

BUENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Buena Vista Township Municipal Building, Harding Highway. Trustees meet at 7 p.m.

BUNGALOW PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays at Davenport Center, 600 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-3877. No meetings in July and August.

CAPE-ATLANTIC ROCKHOUNDS CLUB meets 7 p.m. first Thursday every month, on Cologne Avenue between Routes 322 and 30, Mays Landing. Call 856-776-1739.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY PROGRAM welcomes men and women ready to change their lives and experience peace, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mission Point Church, 900 West New York Ave., Somers Point, parking lot entrance. For more information, call 609-927-6512.

CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP, email SHPR@comcast.net, see atlanticgastro.com or Facebook.com/atlanticgastroassociates.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, at Lighthouse Church, Route 9, Cape May Court House, for bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings. Call 609-886-2118.

DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood. See divorcecare.org or call Karen or Ned at 609-457-6050. The cost of the series is $30, includes a workbook and a weekly coffee/snack break.

EGG HARBOR CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. last Mondays of month (except July and December) at Roundhouse Museum, 533 London Ave. Call 609-965-9073.

EPICUREAN SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 6 p.m. first Mondays of month at various locations. Call 609-513-3215.

EGG HARBOR CITY ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at City Hall Council Chambers, 500 London Ave., Egg Harbor City.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY, open to the public. Contact June G. Sheridan at 608-927-8314 or junesheridan115@comcast.net.

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP at Shore Medical Center, Somers Point. Call Marian at 609-822-8783 or Debbie at 609-646-6320, or email epilepsygroup@aol.com.

EWOMENNETWORK 8 a.m. third Fridays at Atlantic City Country Club, Shore Road, Northfield. Call 609-484-1859.

FILM SOCIETY MEETINGS twice per month at Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. Call 609-345-2269, ext. 3112, for dates and topics.

GALLOWAY BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Gourmet Italian Cuisine Restaurant, Pitney and Jimmie Leeds roads, Galloway Township. Call 609-748-1387.

GALLOWAY WOMEN’S CLUB 7 p.m. first Mondays at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-5499.

GOLDA MEIR HADASSAH 11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-822-5370. No meetings in July and August.

GOLDEN CIRCLE OF SOUTH JERSEY INC. 1 p.m. second Tuesdays at Atlantic City Police Athletic League Building, Mediterranean and New York avenues, Atlantic City. Call 609-348-3398.

GREAT EGG HARBOR RIVER COUNCIL 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in June, August, October and December at Atlantic County Park, Fox Nature Center, Route 50, Estell Manor. Call 856-697-6114.

GREATER ATLANTIC CITY CHAPTER OF BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY, rehearsals at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mark’s and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 Pitney Road, Galloway Township. For more information, contact Joe at 609-344-8133 or josmikefor@comcast.net.

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB OF SOMERS POINT 7 p.m. first Tuesdays at Senior Center, Ambler Road, Somers Point.

HAMMONTON ARTS CENTER at 219 Bellevue Ave. offers new art exhibits monthly and conducts art classes and workshops for children and adults. See hammontonartscenter.org for more information.

HEARTBREAK TO HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 609-345-3230 for literature and information, or just to talk.

HELPING OUT TOGETHER MATURE VOLUNTEER SOCIAL GROUP 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays at Somers Point Diner, MacArthur Boulevard and Circle Drive. Call 609-641-4512.

HISPANIC ALLIANCE OF ATLANTIC COUNTY 6 p.m. second Wednesdays in August, October and December at Carnegie Library Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. Call 609-412-7421.

IRISH AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at American Legion Hall, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, Absecon. Call 609-927-1234.

LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding support group, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays in the all purpose room at the Linwood Library. For information, call Kelly at 412-3623.

LINWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7 p.m. third Mondays at 16 W. Poplar Ave., Linwood.

MAINLAND LIONS second and fourth Tuesdays at Smithville Inn, Route 9, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-5115 or 609-641-5988.

MAINLAND/PLEASANTVILLE BRANCH NAACP 7 p.m. second Thursdays at Pleasantville High School, 701 Mill Road. Call 609-407-0800. Youth Council 6 p.m. second Mondays, also at Pleasantville High School.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays at 731 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-442-2552.

MAINLAND ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. first and third Tuesdays at Friendly’s Restaurant, Route 9, Northfield. Call 609-432-5347.

MID-ATLANTIC AARP CHAPTER 4191 meets 12:45 p.m. third Tuesdays at Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. New members welcome, call 609-748-8491.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 8 p.m. first Tuesday each month, Atlantic County Library, 605 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. For more information call Linda Klersey at 609-484-0991.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CHAPTER 1664 1 p.m. third Wednesdays at East Bay Crab and Grill, 670 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE WOMEN, ATLANTIC COUNTY 6 p.m. third Wednesdays at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Shore Road, Somers Point. Call 609-884-6917.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Shore Medical Center, Somers Point; 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 South Pitney Road, Galloway; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, United Methodist Church, Bethel Road and Duran Avenue, Somers Point. For more information call Suzie at 609-365-2447.

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE meets last Saturday of each month, bring copies of your original work to the second floor of the Ventnor Library at 1 p.m . New members (playwrights and actors) and the public always welcome. Call 609-601-9191.

PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 at Shore Diner, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-641-8287 for information about quarterly gatherings.

PROFESSIONAL CHEFS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH JERSEY 6 p.m. monthly at various locations. Call 609-374-6558.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays at Shore Medical Center’s cancer center in Somers Point. Call Don Shur, 609-965-4550.

REFORMERS UNANIMOUS ADDICTIONS PROGRAM meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township. The program is free as is the child care and area transportation. For more information, call 609-652-7507.

SANDPIPER ORCHID SOCIETY, 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-884-9232.

SHORE MALL WALKERS GROUP, come as an individual or join the group at the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township. Doors open Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Group meets 8:45 on first Mondays within the food court, joining costs $1 per year.

SOUTH JERSEY ANIMAL ADVOCATES 11:30 a.m., fourth Sunday of the month, 75 S. Pomona Road at the corner of Liebig Street, Galloway Township. SJAA is open to anyone interested in working to advance animal welfare. See uucsjs.org/social_action.html or call 609-652-1940.

SOUTH JERSEY HUMANISTS, 10:30 a.m. last Saturday each month, Linwood Library. For more information, contact Mike Cluff at 609-652-1940, or email michael.cluff@gmail.com.

SOUTH JERSEY SANDY ROLLMAN OVARIAN CANCER ADVOCACY GROUP meets fourth Thursday of each month except November and December at Life Guard Headquarters, 33rd Street and Atlantic Avenue, Longport. See sandyovarian.org or email alicemartin20@comcast.net for more information.

SCARLETT SASSYS RED HAT GROUP noon second Tuesdays at Olive Garden, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing.

SEASHORE MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUB 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at Somers Point Library, 801 Shore Road. email Robeth2@verizon.net.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery program, 7 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Methodist Church, 20 Route 9 North, Marmora, use side door off parking lot, not affiliated with any religions and confidentiality and privacy respected, serving Cape May and Atlantic counties.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF ATLANTIC CITY 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at Shore Diner, Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-927-1415.

SOUTH JERSEY CHAPTER NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS 7 p.m. third Wednesdays at Atlantic County Library, Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-926-8458 or 609-601-2611 for time and location.

SOUTH JERSEY STAMPERS, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, Estell Manor Park, Recreation Building. For information and directions call Marge Disbrow 609-909-1518.

SOUTH JERSEY SUBMARINER ASSOCIATION for U.S. submarine veterans, call Tom Carty at 609-625-0267.

SOUTH JERSEY SWEEPERS noon third Saturdays at Mill Street Pub, Main Street, Mays Landing.

SUBMARINE VETS 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays at VFW Post 2189, 500 Bethel Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-7549.

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Gourmet Restaurant Terrace Room, Galloway Township. Call 609-703-5274 for information.

TELCOM PIONEER RETIREES noon fourth Tuesdays at Crab Trap, Somers Point. No meetings June, July or August.

THIRD WARD CIVIC ASSOCIATION 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at Martin Luther King School, Martin Luther King Boulevard, Atlantic City.

TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP 7 p.m. first Thursdays in Barry Brown Educational Building, campus of Virtua Hospital, Voorhees and Evesham Road, Voorhees. 856-429-5055, ext. 2008.

VENICE PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Venice Park Methodist Church, 2015 Morningside Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-345-5298.

VENTNOR AARP NO. 1724 1:30 p.m. second Mondays at Ventnor Community Building, Newport and Atlantic avenues. Call 609-572-1960.

VETERANS, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County for newly repatriated Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom military veterans and their families, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at MHAAC office, 1127 North New Road (Route 9 between Leeds and California avenues), Pleasantville. For more information contact Jaime Angelini, 609-272-1700, ext. 308.

VETERANS ADVOCATE/ASSISTANCE, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Wednesdays, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing (Ruby Tuesday entrance). Lou Green will assist with federal, state, county benefits. Call 609-407-1332.

WEST END DEMOCRATIC CLUB 2 p.m. third Saturdays at Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing. Call 609-625-2776.

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION 6 p.m. first Mondays at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex, 1700 Marmora Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-442-7284.

WOODTURNING CLUB, third Tuesdays of each month, Egg Harbor Township. Call Ron at 609-601-2663 for time and location.

ZONTA CLUB OF ATLANTIC CITY AREA Meeting 6 p.m., second Mondays. Call 609-391-1657 or email ljwatts4@aol.com for more information.

Health, fitness

MINDFUL MEDITATION 7 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Body in Balance, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Free.

SUNSET T'AI CHI 6 to 7 p.m. March 18 and 25, Atlantic County Lake Lenape Park East, 753 Park Road, Mays Landing. Participants should dress in loose fitting clothing, casual footgear, and bring water. Free, but must register in advance, space is limited; call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

WELLNESS DAY HOLISTIC HEALTH MINOR CONFERENCE March 5, Stockton College, Pomona. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Lisa Cox at 609-652-4310.

HEPATITIS C CONFERENCE 8 to 11 a.m. March 7, The Carriage House, 25 S. Pitney Road, Galloway. Call 609-748-2400 or see: CVHCV.com.

ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, North Middle School Gym, Brigantine. Sponsored by the Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department. Open to players beyond high school age. Ten sessions, $40. Call 609-266-3323.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES, by Brigantine CER, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba, Spin, Body Sculpting, Shape Up, Yoga, Qicong. For a complete schedule call 609-266-3323.

ASK THE DOCTOR/ASK THE NURSE SPEAKING PROGRAMS, sponsored by Nazha Cancer Center of Northfield and Galloway Township, educational program to make doctors and nurses available as speakers for local organizational meetings in South Jersey shore communities. Community organizations that wish to host Ask the Doctor/Ask the Nurse programs should call Liz Matt at 215-627-0801, ext. 102, or email her at liz@sf-pr.com. For more information on Nazha Cancer Center, see nazhacancercenter.com.

CHI KUNG/TAI CHI EASY, 8 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Cost $5.

PARKINSON GROUP EXERCISE CLASS, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 314 Central Ave. Linwood. Cost $15.

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP, 3 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays each month, 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Free.

SHORE CYCLE CLUB FITNESS RIDES, 8 a.m. Saturdays, three pace groups, start at Beacon Bike Shop in Northfield, weather permitting. Helmets required. For more information contact vozmore@yahoo.com.

TAI CHI CLASSES, Wednesdays, Egg Harbor Township Community Center, English Creek Avenue. Call 609-272-8120.

TAI CHI AND QIGONG CLASSES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Ventnor Cultural Arts Center; 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Margate library; 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Linwood library. To find a class near you, see taichieasyforlife.com or call 609-432-4243.

YOGA CLASSES 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Vaikunth Hindu Jain Temple, 571 Pomona Road, Galloway Township. Donation-only. No registration required. Bring your own mat, blocks, water. Wear lose, comfortable clothing and silence your cell phone. Email to steveewolos@gmail.com or call 609-287-0955.

ZUMBA CLASS, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Brigantine Beach Community Center. Cost $70 for 8 weeks. To register call 609-266-3323.

Music, arts

AFTERNOON ACOUSTICS 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call 609-652-8848 for more information.

THE ART OF CONFLICT EXHIBIT through April 21, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Ocean View. For more information call 609-652-8848 or visit noyesmuseum.org.

A CONCERT OF DANCE 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. March 3, Stockton Performing Arts Center on the Galloway campus, Pomona. For tickets, call the Stockton PAC Box office at 609-652-9000, or see stockton.edu/pac. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors.

ARTIST TALK AND BOOK SIGNING BY EARL B. LEWIS 11 a.m. March 2, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Admission $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students. Members, children 6 and younger, and Stockton students receive free admission. For more information, see noyesmuseum.org or call the museum at 609-652-8848.

PAT WITT: ART SPIRIT through May 26, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call 609- 652-8848 or see noyesmuseum.org.

EAGLE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” March 1-23, $25 general admission; “Hair,” April 19-May 11, $25 general admission. Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Purchase tickets at TheEagleTheatre.com or call 609-704-5012.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE MULTI DISTRICT CONCERT 5 p.m. March 7, George Hess Educational Complez, 700 Babcock Road, Mays Landing. Free but donations accepted for Superstorm Sandy Relief. Call Donna Marie Berctold at 609-625-6600, ext. 1013.

LOOSE THREADS: KNIT, CROCHET, FIBER ARTS AT GALLOWAY, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 14, Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352.

‘PETER AND THE WOLF’ by Atlantic City Ballet, March 16, Dante Hall Theater, Atlantic City. For tickets see, acballet.org.

ATLANTIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT 3 p.m. March 24, Noyes Musuem of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call Sandra Miller at 609-646-4762 or email suzukisand@comcast.net.

CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES by Brigantine CER, Intermediate Watercolors, Pastel Portraits, Painting in Acrylic and Soft Pastels. For a complete schedule call Brigantine CER at 609-266-3323.

Religion

LENTEN SOUP LUNCHES 11:55 a.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27, The First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St., Mays Landing. Free.

JESUS THE HEALER 7:30 p.m. March 17, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish/Assumption Site, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-0008, ext 202. Not recommended for children.

BIBLE STUDY 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Katharine Drexel, 6077 West Jersey Ave., Egg Harbor Township. 609-645-6831.

DESTINY FAMILY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, a new multicultural, nondenominational ministry, at Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-412-1449.

GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH PROGRAMS: Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; church school, 9:30 a.m. Sundays; Bible 101 classes, 7:30 p.m. Mondays; Revelation Exploration, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Youth Group for high school age, 6 p.m. Sundays; Zumba classes, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Yoga, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Church located at 207 Northfield Ave., Northfield. Call 609-641-3219.

MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES noon and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Resurrection Ministries, 936 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City. Call 609-348-5161.

SERVICES 6 p.m. Sundays at Central United Methodist Church, Central Avenue and Shore Road, Linwood. Call 609-927-4882.

SERVICES at First United Methodist Church, 6011 Main St., Mays Landing. Adult Sunday school 9 a.m., nursery 9:45 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Call 609-625-9446.

SERVICES at Christ’s Wesleyan Church, Philadelphia Avenue and Duerer Street, Egg Harbor City. Services at 10 a.m., and Sunday school for both adults and children at 9 a.m. Call 609-965-5835.

SATSANG SOCIETY OF NJ, affiliate of Eckankar, 10:30 a.m. fourth Sundays, Sunrise Assisted Living, 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Call 609-645-2512.

TAIZE SERVICE 7:30 p.m. second Mondays at Moravian Church, 235 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City. Call 609-965-1920.

‘RELENTLESS’ SERIES, 10:45 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Lakewood Chapel, 6155 Harding Highway, Mays Landing.

SHUL BY THE SEA in Brigantine at Temple Beth Shalom, a conservative synagogue led by Rabbi Gerald R. Fox, at 45th and Brigantine Avenue. Services every Friday at 8 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Services also held at 10 a.m. second Saturday of every month, followed by Kiddush. For more information, call the temple office at 609-266-0403.

Trips

BARNES MUSEUM BUS TRIP March 14, Linwood Library, cost $90. Call 609-927-7991, ext. 3.

BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY March 23, by the Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department. Cost $35. See ehtgov.org for complete list of trips or call 609-272-8120.

‘NOAH’ AT SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER in Lancaster County, Pa., by The Forever Young group at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish in Wildwood, April 18. Cost $105, includes transportation, show ticket and dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant. For information, call Doris at 609-522-5830.

BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C., by the Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department, April 20. Cost $35. For more information or to register call 609-272-8120.

LAKE REGION OF ITALY Sept. 15 to 24, by Mary Help of Christians of St. Michael's Church, Atlantic City. For pricing and additional information, call Marcia at 609-641-4634.

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